The RoSa Library

Practical information

The RoSa library is freely accessible from Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Fridays by appointment (mail to or call +32 (0)2 511 56 22).

We are open throughout the whole year, except for the period between Christmas and New Year.

Visitors get personnal assistance from library staff when required.

All you need is internet acces in order to search the RoSa material in the RoSa online catalogue, by entering key words from the Women's thesaurus.

Borrowing is free of charge, except for a € 1 lending fee per year. You can borrow up to five books at a time, which you can keep for 4 weeks. You pay a deposit of € 10 per book. To borrow a book, you will need to present a valid id.

The RoSa Collection

  • Books and grey material: More than 20.000 titles - non-fiction and fiction, scientific and popularised, books, reports, theses, recommendations, ... In Dutch, French, German and English.
  • Periodicals: More than 900 titles, scientific and non-scientific, from Belgium and other countries, with classified articles.
  • Press cuttings: Current and historical clippings from a selection of national and international newspapers from 1978 onwards. Also discover our online, daily updated selection of (inter-)national press coverage on gender related topics.
  • Archives: Partly classified and partly unclassified material, donated by individuals and organisations. More information on the archives.
  • Organisation files: Files with documentation per organisation, association or government department. This documentation includes leaflets, announcements, invitations, press clippings, correspondence, ...
  • Posters: More than 3000 national and international posters, historical as well as current, starting with the second feminist wave until the present. Discover a selection online.

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old and new topics
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advice and customized training

Contact us

Zennestraat 40
1000 Brussel
+32 (0)2 511 56 22

Visit the RoSa-library

monday - thursday
10h - 17h
friday on appointment